Rapper Nelly arrested on sexual assault accusation
Police have arrested rapper Nelly after a woman said he raped her in a town outside Seattle, an accusation denied by the Grammy winner's lawyer.
Auburn police spokesman Commander Steve Stocker said officers arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., early Saturday morning in his tour bus at a Walmart.
Nelly is scheduled to perform in Ridgefield, Wash., on Saturday night.
Nelly's lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, said the allegation was false and motivated by "greed and vindictiveness."
Stocker says Nelly is in jail and will have his first appearance before a judge "at some point."
Nelly is known for his hits Hot in Herre, My Place and Over and Over. He also appeared in the 2005 film The Longest Yard.